Resident Alien is one of the most quirky comedy series ever. The Syfy series stars Alan Tudyk in the lead and Sara Tomko as Asta Twlevetrees. Resident Alien tells the story of an alien (Tudyk), who is sent to Earth to destroy mankind, but fortunately, he crashes and lands his alien spaceship in Patience, Colorado where he kills a man he meets and takes his identity. Now, the alien is Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel for the outside world and he must keep up the facade at all times. Along the way, the alien gets more and more interested in humans and struggles with destroying the Earth. Resident Alien recently concluded its brilliant second season and is gearing up for a third one so while you wait for the upcoming season to air here are some shows you could watch to pass the time.
People of Earth (Hulu)
Synopsis: People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac), who investigates a support group to write about the members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and possibly even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world.
Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
Synopsis: DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (series star BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (series star MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (series star APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (series star DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (series star TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (series star JOIVAN WADE), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Based on the characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
Hyperdrive (Prime Video)
Synopsis: At the forefront of this expeditionary force is the HMS Camden Lock, helmed by the irrepressible, if a little tetchy, Commander Henderson. Ably assisted by a crew of misfits – the further they are from Earth the better, quite frankly – the Commander steers his ship through the stars, giving orders from his big swivelly chair. His crew? Well, you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy… or maybe you would… Experience the highs, the lows, the anti-gravity failures, the annoying talking mops, and, of course, the wars with alien races. Lots of wars. Always in the national interest, of course.
Peacemaker (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Peacemaker explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it! The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Steve Agee as Economos and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.
Future Man (Hulu)
Synopsis: A janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
Rick and Morty (HBO Max & Hulu)
Synopsis: After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth’s doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn’t as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that’s not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.
3rd Rock from the Sun (Philo)
Synopsis: John Lithgow, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kristen Johnson and French Stewart star as aliens sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report on life on the 3rd planet from the sun.
The Orville (Hulu)
Synopsis: From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.
Solar Opposites (Hulu)
Synopsis: A team of four aliens escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.